When is a dessert not a dessert?

From the land that bought you the “Desert Menu“, I now need your help in deciding what constitutes a dessert.

At a well-known fish restaurant here in Swansea, I spied this menu…

dessert_menu

Can anyone tell me when a Kit Kat or a biscuit became a dessert?!

Is it just me?!

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Retro Posters

John McWade of the superb graphic design Before and After Magazine  (via Brian Wallace’s Nowsourcing website) drew magazine subscribers attention to the posters designed Moma Propaganda using retro advertising for contemporary social media.

Retro-style Facebook ad by Moma Propaganda.
Retro-style poster for Twitter by Moma Propaganda.
Retro Skype ad designed by Moma Propaganda.
Retro Skype ad designed by Moma Propaganda.

If you would like larger, hi-res versions to print out, you can find them at Maximidia Vintage Ads page at Cargo.

Enjoy.

Published in: on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 2:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Who is Jack Schitt? The Lineage Revealed.

Many people are at a loss for a response when someone says, “You don’t know Jack Schitt”. Now, You can handle the situation.

Jack is the only son of Awe Schitt and O. Schitt. Awe Schitt, the fertilizer magnate, married O. Schitt, the owner of Knee-Deep Schitt, Inc.

In turn, Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt and the deeply religious couple produced 6 children: Holie Schitt, The twins; Deep Schitt and Dip Schitt, Fulla Schitt, Giva Schitt and Bull Schitt, a high school dropout.

After being married for 15 years Jack and Noe divorced. Noe later married Mr. Sherlock and, because her kids were living with them, she wanted to keep her previous name. She was known as Noe Schitt-Sherlock.

Dip Schitt married Loda Schitt and they produced a cowardly son, Chicken Schitt.

Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt were inseparable throughout childhood and consequently, married the Happens brothers in a dual ceremony. The Schitt-Happens children are Dawg, Byrd and Horse.

Bull Schitt the prodigal son, left home to tour the world. He recently returned with his new bride, Pisa Schitt.

Now, when someone says you don’t know Jack Schitt, you can correct them.

Published in: on Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 7:07 am  Leave a Comment  
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Matthew Zapf’s “Introduction to Philosophical Logic”

I heard this on a comedy programme on Radio 4 and thought I’d share it transcript with you.

This week we continue our look at basic propositions and the validity, or otherwise, of the conclusions we may be tempted to draw from them.

Previously, you may recall, we started with the proposition, “all schnauzers look like Nietzsche” and also the logical implication of adding the secondary statements, “Wolfie is a schnauzer” and “Wolfie looks like Nietzsche”.

Let’s now examine a third case where the secondary proposition is “Wolfie does not look like Nietzsche”. What can we now conclude?

Since looking like Nietzsche is an intrinsic part of what we have called, “Scnausarity”, we can categorically conclude the Wolfie is not a schnauzer, since if he was, he would look like Nietzsche, as laid down in our initial proposition.

However, with a secondary proposition “Wolfie looks like Wittgenstein” can we draw the same conclusion?

It’s tempting, but that would be fatuitous, unless we include a third proposition along the lines of “Wolfie does not look like Nietzsche” or in more philosophical language, “looking like Wolfie is a sufficient condition of not looking like Nietzsche” in which case the conclusion is sound, since by looking like Wittgenstein, we now know that Wolfie cannot also look like Nietzsche and if he doesn’t look like Nietzsche, he can’t be a schnauzer, our initial definition of Scnausarity precludes it.

Having sent this transcript to my local Doctor of Philosophy, he checked the findings and replied:

Basically using Aristotilean syllogisms that is correct.

All As are Bs

X is an A

Therefore X is a B

However, this does not allow for

X is a C

Therefore X is not an A

As the class of A may be wider than just containing B and contain C as well.

This, of course, is what I thought too but it’s good to get a second opinion.


Further to my post here, my Dr. of Phil., R. U. Ready, sent me this via email.

… remember, Aristotelian logic has now been replaced by the Propositional and Predicate calculus. Namely, if an A is a B, and a B is a C, then an A is a C.

I hope that that has cleared up any questions some of you may have concerning Dr. Ready’s use of Aristotilean syllogisms previously.

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